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Tyler County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 21,458 (22% urban, 78% rural); it was 20,871 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,443
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,179
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,531
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,385 (it was 1,244 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

36%

Land area: 923 sq. mi.
Water area: 12.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tyler County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.9%), Manufacturing (11.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Tyler County, Texas:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 11,731  (49.5%)
Females: 10,035  (50.5%)

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Tyler County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Tyler County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,028 ($29,808 in 1999)
This county:

$36028
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $395 (lower quartile is $283, upper quartile is $506)
This county:

$395
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $78,823 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Tyler County:

$78,823
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,706 - $128,512

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $147,181
Here:

$147,181
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $710,438
Here:

$710,438
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $80,603
Here:

$80,603
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,114
Here:

$25,114
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,096
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $274

Institutionalized population: 2,015

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Tyler County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $922 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $587 (0.8%)


Tyler County household income distribution in 2009 Tyler County home values distribution


Tyler County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.8%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 20.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

15.8%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tyler County is $403 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $623 a month.

Cities in this county include: Spurger, Warren, Woodville, Colmesneil, Ivanhoe North, Chester.

Tyler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Tyler County: Hyatt Lookout (A), Old Mobile (B), Spurger Lookout (C), Town Bluff (D), Woodville Lookout (E), Dunrovin Hatchery (F), Smith Ferry (G), Camp Niwana (H), Camp Urland (I), Fred Volunteer Fire Department (J), Heritage Village Museum (K), Texas Forest Service Woodville Office (L), Dam B Fire Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tyler County include: United Church (A), Seamans Chapel (B), Pineville Church (C), Antioch Church (D), Barlow Chapel (E), Beech Creek Church (F), Bethany Church (G), Shady Grove Church (H), Shiloh Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Carter Cemetery (1), Baker and Nolan Cemetery (2), Richardson Cemetery (3), Rawls Cemetery (4), Davis Cemetery (5), Mann Cemetery (6), Farrell Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Birdwell Lake (A), BA Steinhagen Lake (B), Ox Lot Lake (C), McGallion Lake (D), McMickin Lake (E), Brushy Lake (F), Barlow Lake (G), George Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boyd Creek (A), Boggy Branch (B), Boar Branch (C), Black Creek (D), Big Cypress Creek (E), Belts Creek (F), Bean Creek (G), Turner Branch (H), Vincent Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tyler County include: State Wildlife Scientific Area (1), John H Kirby State Forest (2), Historic Monument of Fort Teran (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Angelina County , Hardin County , Jasper County , Polk County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 491
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 257 (35% naturalized citizens)

Tyler County:

1.2%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.9%

Tyler County marital status for males
Tyler County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Tyler County with a mortgage: 1,250 (5 second mortgage, 64 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,442

Here:

33.9% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.40%
Here61.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 12,815
Total congregations: 60

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents9,630 (75.1%)767 (6.0%)601 (4.7%)557 (4.3%)384 (3.0%)
Congregations31 (51.7%)4 (6.7%)7 (11.7%)1 (1.7%)6 (10.0%)
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAmerican Baptist AssociationEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents320 (2.5%)159 (1.2%)82 (0.6%)75 (0.6%)240 (1.9%)
Congregations2 (3.3%)2 (3.3%)1 (1.7%)1 (1.7%)5 (8.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Tyler County - Spurger, Warren, Woodville, Colmesneil, Ivanhoe North

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Tyler County:

3.93 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.0%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tyler County:

13.1%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Tyler County:

Average size of farms: 129 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,645
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $127.64
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.46%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.05%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,807
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,830
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.03
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.22%
Corn for grain: 55 harvested acres
Vegetables: 64 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 40 acres

Tornado activity:

Tyler County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 1.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/10/1983, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Tyler County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Tyler County (%):





Tyler County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,074 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,189 (18%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 102 (2%)
  • Other means: 110 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 215 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Tyler County, Texas in 2000:

People in group quarters in Tyler County, Texas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,190.

8.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.98% relocated from other counties in Texas ($26,412 average AGI)
1.70% relocated from other states ($6,038 average AGI)
Tyler County:

1.70%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hardin County, TX  1.44% ($33,964 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, TX  0.97% ($31,286)
from Harris County, TX  0.69% ($35,625)
from Jasper County, TX  0.66% ($30,816)
from Angelina County, TX  0.42% ($37,500)
from Orange County, TX  0.42% ($38,458)
from Polk County, TX  0.35% ($18,550)


9.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.12%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.48% relocated to other counties in Texas ($25,386 average AGI)
1.64% relocated to other states ($4,273 average AGI)
Tyler County:

1.64%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hardin County, TX  1.43% ($31,217 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, TX  1.23% ($26,634)
to Harris County, TX  0.78% ($29,511)
to Angelina County, TX  0.50% ($32,690)
to Jasper County, TX  0.47% ($30,333)
to Orange County, TX  0.31% ($26,444)
to Polk County, TX  0.29% ($30,353)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Tyler County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Tyler County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tyler County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,920 (3,315 aged, 605 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.81
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5709.890
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 120.160
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51802.36

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1188.340
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1362.950
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.85

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.5
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 29.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 160.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,318

Size of family households: 2,918 2-persons, 1,060 3-persons, 896 4-persons, 445 5-persons, 162 6-persons, 101 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,168 1-person, 215 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

95.3% of residents of Tyler County speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 39% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $119,421,000 ($5740 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,197,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $59,441,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $34,855,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $181,000
Federal grants: $20,203,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,128,000 ($1,540,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,613,000 ($196,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,905,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,912,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,190
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,328
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +84
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -146
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tyler County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.18 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Tyler County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 143
  • 3 rooms: 480
  • 4 rooms: 1,241
  • 5 rooms: 1,930
  • 6 rooms: 1,531
  • 7 rooms: 793
  • 8 rooms: 228
  • 9+ rooms: 146
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 102
  • 3 rooms: 151
  • 4 rooms: 317
  • 5 rooms: 314
  • 6 rooms: 236
  • 7 rooms: 43
  • 8 rooms: 43
  • 9+ rooms: 12
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tyler County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 58
  • 1 bedroom: 420
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,076
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,314
  • 4 bedrooms: 590
  • 5+ bedrooms: 73
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 235
  • 2 bedrooms: 426
  • 3 bedrooms: 486
  • 4 bedrooms: 60
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Tyler County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 237
  • 1 vehicle: 2,265
  • 2 vehicles: 3,055
  • 3 vehicles: 764
  • 4 vehicles: 185
  • 5+ vehicles: 25
  • no vehicle: 205
  • 1 vehicle: 581
  • 2 vehicles: 398
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

59% of Tyler County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Texas.

Tyler County:

58.8%
State average:

51.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $23,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tyler County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (56.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.2%)
  • Utility gas (11.6%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Electricity (56.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.4%)
  • Utility gas (15.4%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

1.8%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 113
Here:

9.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 77
Here:

17.9%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Tyler County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Tyler County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Tyler County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Tyler County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Tyler County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Tyler County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Tyler County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13371.8 years
John12976.7 years
William10676.3 years
Mary9379.2 years
Robert8372.8 years
George5272.4 years
Willie4976.6 years
Charles4973.9 years
Thomas3876.2 years
Henry3575.8 years
Most common last names in Tyler County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6774.7 years
Davis6379.9 years
Johnson4475.9 years
Williams4476.2 years
Jones3773.6 years
Brown3672.6 years
Fortenberry3279.1 years
Walker3079.8 years
Dean2978.3 years
Powell2577.4 years

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